JAG: Season 1, Episode 1

A New Life: Part 1 (23 Sep. 1995)

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A woman radar-intercept officer (RIO) disappears at night from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea. Two JAG lawyers, Lt. Harm Rabb and Lt. Caitlin Pike, investigate and solve. Harm, a former Naval aviator, unexpectedly becomes a hero.

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Episode credited cast:
RAdm. Al Brovo
W.K. Stratton ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Captain Bradley
Bill Bolender ...
Ferdinand Carangelo ...
Steve Fitchpatrick ...
Lt. Zane Lubin
Marcus Flye ...
Military Man
Navy Nurse (as Gia Natale)


Young lawyers from the U.S. Navy's JAG (Judge Advocate General) corps investigate the disappearance of a female fighter pilot aboard an aircraft carrier on patrol. Written by yortsnave

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Pilot episode was partially filmed on the USS Lexington which is now a floating museum in Corpus Christi, TX. See more »


When Admiral Brovo learns of Lt. Arutti's disappearance, he wonders if JAG can dump the case onto NIS. By the time JAG (1995) premiered, NIS was already NCIS. See more »


[watching Jay Leno talk about Lt. Arutti]
RAdm. Al Brovo: If Admiral Drake was smart, he's make this RIO more famous than Amelia Earhart.
Cmdr. Ted Lindsey: She's missing, sir.
RAdm. Al Brovo: Anyone tell FDR?
Cmdr. Ted Lindsey: Tell him what?
RAdm. Al Brovo: That Amelia Earhart is missing.
Cmdr. Ted Lindsey: Oh, she's not missing. Well, I guess she is missing, but that's not who I mean. I'm talking about Lt. Arutti, sir.
RAdm. Al Brovo: Who the hell is Lt. Arutti?
Cmdr. Ted Lindsey: The RIO that Jay Leno is talking about. She went missing last night at sea.
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21 March 2003 | by (Sweden, Malmö) – See all my reviews

I kind of like JAG. It do have it´s charm but lately it´s to much propaganda in it. For an outsider (a non American) the patriotic feeling can be a bit to much.

I don´t like that Rabb and MacKenzie goes from being lawyers (as they were in the early parts of the TV show) to become super heros that stops wars and rescues entire continents. Its almost like watching a recruitment video from the US army.

I still watch the show, so it´s not that bad. But i would prefer more episodes when Rabb and MacKenzie investigates military accidents and don´t save the world in the future.

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